Friday, 3 April 2020

Business

Ad firms using tools to help them read your mind

Why did you splurge on that new pair of shoes? Or that pricey smartphone? More and more advertisers are trying to tap into the unconscious to divine the invisible forces that drive those spending decisions. Using gadgets to track eye movements, computer maps of faces to capture a momentary grin ...

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Fast-food chain tests ‘Merry Munchie Meals’ for marijuana smokers

Knowing marijuana smokers can get serious hunger pangs, one fast-food chain is looking to take advantage of the start of California’s legalization of pot for recreational use. San Diego-based Jack in the Box plans will sell a weed-themed Merry Munchie Meal at three southern California locations in mid-January. In November 2016, Californians approved ...

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UK facing skills emergency, CBI claims

The UK is facing a “skills emergency” and cannot let Brexit distract people from tackling the crisis, a business leader has said. CBI director-general Caroline Fairbairn said weaknesses in supporting young people into work had existed for years, but the changing nature of jobs had made the situation “critical”. She ...

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Think carefully before signing a gym contract

LONDON: Signing up for a gym membership is something lots of people do in the January resolution burst – but it could end up making your life worse, not better. Citizens Advice said it has dealt with nearly 3,500 problems around gyms, health clubs and fitness studios in the last ...

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Bitcoin exchange chief executive kidnapped

KIEV: The chief executive of Exmo Bitcoin exchange has been kidnapped in Ukraine. According to Russian and Ukranian media reports Pavel Lerner, 40, was kidnapped while leaving his office in Kiev’s Obolon district on 26 December. The reports said he was dragged into a black Mercedes-Benz by men wearing balaclavas. ...

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These are the 100 worst passwords of 2017

LONDON: Need a New Year’s resolution? How about this one? Start taking password security more seriously. New research released by SplashData reveals that many people are still making woefully poor decisions when it comes to the passwords they use to secure their online accounts. As we all know, passwords often ...

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Earned $102 Million in 2017

In fiscal 2017, Apple CEO Tim Cook received a salary of $3.06 million plus $9.33 million in bonuses and stock worth $89.2 million for a total compensation package of approximately $102 million. The data was shared today by Apple in a proxy statement filed with the United States Securities and ...

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After Christmas, holiday shopping season continues

BAY AREA: Christmas may be over, but the holiday retail season isn’t. After a brief respite on Christmas day, retailers swung open their doors once again Tuesday – some with extended opening hours – hoping to lure shoppers with steep post-holiday discounts, or to accommodate a busy day of people ...

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Israel Could Issue World’s First State-Backed Cryptocurrency

WEST BANK: The Bank of Israel and the country’s Finance Ministry are rumored to be weighing the possibility of issuing a state-backed cryptocurrency, according to an anonymous source with the ministry. While the central bank has been considering the plan for several months, the Knesset, Israel’s single-chamber parliament, would have ...

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